February 6, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Authentic Indian Recipe
If you're searching for a vegetarian entrée that's rich, hearty, and satisfying, your search can end at Trader Joe’s freezers. For there you will find a plethora of possibilities, including our Channa Masala. Made just for us from an authentic Indian recipe, Trader Joe's Channa Masala is a moderately spicy dish with chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) at its center. The beans are sautéed with onions, tomatoes, peppers and exotic spices like cumin and fenugreek. It's a dish that’s wildly popular in the Punjab region of Northern India, as well as Gujarat in the West of the country.
Channa Masala is often served with rice—we think our Quick Cook Organic Brown Basmati Rice, is a terrific partner here—or Indian bread like Naan. Preparing Channa Masala from scratch would take several hours and a wide variety of spices that can be difficult to find. Preparing Trader Joe's Channa Masala takes less than five minutes in your microwave, and all you really need is a fork. We're selling each 10 ounce package for $2.99. You'll find it in our freezers.